Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Justice faculty selected for eportfolio training

Dr. Ron Everett and Prof. Deb Periman, Justice faculty, have been selected to participate in the 2011 Eportfolio Intensive conducted by the UAA Office of Academic Affairs, May 9 – 12, on campus. Dr. Everett and Prof. Periman will be working as the Justice and Paralegal eportfolio Team to develop a model eportfolio system for Justice and Paralegal faculty to use in implementing eportfolios in the curriculum and in program assessment.

Eportfolios are digital archives of student learning, with learning artifacts, student reflections, and peer or teacher feedback organized around learning outcomes. Faculty in the intensive will define student learning outcomes and how these might be demonstrated and included in a student eportfolio, explore how faculty can give useful feedback to students about their eportfolios, and discuss how challenges to implementing eportfolios as part of a program’s overall academic assessment plan could be met.

This institute will develop faculty teams with enhanced skills to design and implement an eportfolio for their majors. Selected faculty teams will develop, pilot, and assess their eportfolio projects over AY12 and report to other faculty the results of their project. Participation in this institute and pilot program is a one year (May 2011 – May 2012) commitment.